Sauti Yangu Nguvu Yangu project supported by Ford Foundation is being implemented by Rural Women Peace Link (RWPL) in three Counties; Bungoma (Mt. Elgon Sub County), West Pokot (North Pokot Sub County) and Nandi County (Mossop Sub County). The project is under our pillar of Governance and Human Rights focusing on Women, Youth, and Persons with disability. The project is undertaken in two wards in each of the sub-counties in the counties named that is Bungoma – Mt. Elgon Sub County (Chesikaki and Chepyuk wards), West Pokot – North Pokot Sub County (Kasei and Korpu wards) and Nandi County – Mossop Sub County (Kabiyet and Kurgung/Surungai ward).
The project focuses on enhancing women, youth and PWDs knowledge in civic education and in County governance process. It also aims at increasing participation and engagements of this interest groups in County governance and budget making processes. Secondly, the project also aims to create awareness of the importance of women seeking leadership roles in elective, appointive and community leadership positions based on the first-generation Kenya National Action Plan (KNAP) and the UN1325. It also seeks to create awareness through the community, cultural elders and religious leaders on the stigmatization around PWDs in the community and their role in engaging in the governance process and the community level.
The project’s goal is for the capacity of marginalized groups (women, youth, minority communities, and PWDs) in Bungoma (Mt. Elgon), West Pokot (North Pokot) and Nandi (Mosop) counties strengthened leading to meaningful participation in governance and development processes.